annapurnabasecamptrekking
annapurnabasecamptrekking
annapurnabasecamptrekking
  • Duration:13 Nights 14 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group:1 - 16
  • Activity:Hiking and Trekking
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 4130m

About Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is an enthralling mix of excellent trekking and spectacular wilderness with a backdrop of high peaks. Following an ancient trade route to Tibet, we climb beyond the rhododendron and bamboo forests, terraced fields and quaint villages of the lowlands, to reach a world of glaciers and magnificent peaks at the Annapurna South Base Camp, 4130m. This amazing trek follows a gorge leading into the mountain fortress known as the “Annapurna Sanctuary", the divine abode of the Hindu goddesses Annapurna and Gangapurna. It is a slightly longer version of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek as it includes a hike along high ridges to Ghorepani and a pre-dawn walk up to Poon Hill to watch the sun’s first rays touch the peaks of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas.

The altitude at Annapurna South Base Camp is a little over 4000m which means acclimatization is vital. Although it is possible to reach ABC in less time, our itinerary has been planned to allow our bodies time to acclimatize and our actual pace will be governed by our health rather than the itinerary. We will generally be walking for between 5 to 7 hours each day. The flagstone hiking trail is almost constantly either going uphill or downhill. In the lush forest of the approach to the Annapurna Sanctuary the underfoot conditions can be damp and slippery.

There are lodges and tea-houses all along this popular trekking route which provide welcoming places to rest and refresh, as well as an insight into the Gurung lifestyle, the predominant ethnic group in the area.  Annapurna Foothills Treks are highly experienced in making your trip safe, comfortable and enjoyable for a reasonable price. We can tailor the expedition to your specific preferences and needs. 

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

  • view from Annapurna Base Camp: Annapurna I, 8091m, Annapurna South, 7219m, Machapuchhre, 6993m and Hiunchuli, 6441m
  • addition of Ghorepani poonhill to Annapurna Base Camp Trek 
  • natural scenery and endless outstanding views of the Annapurna Range
  • charming Guesthouses
  • natural hot spring at Jhinudanda
  • one night at Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp
  • sunrise and sunset view from Poonhill and Annapurna Base Camp

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range. In the airport, after completing the visa formalities, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be met by our representative carrying your name on a signboard as well as our company signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. You will be taken to your hotel in our vehicle, where you will be served free welcome drinks, tea or coffee or juice as you check in.

The Managing Director of our company will meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. Afterward, you are free to relax or explore around the city. 

  • Hotel
  • 1,300m/4,265 ft
  • Private Vehicle

Today we will start early to drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The road leads us West following the Trisuli River.

Option: We have not included the airfare Kathmandu- Pokhara (USD $120 Per Person). The exciting half hour flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara gives you the feeling of a mountain flight, high in the Himalayas where you can see the Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. If you chose to travel to Pokhara by flight, we give free Airport Drop and Pick up. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 900m/2,953ft
  • 6-7 hrs

we begin our trek at Nayapul after a 1 hour drive in a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a 15 minutes walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti, 1015m, a large village that has many shops and teahouses.

From the village the trail follows the north bank of the Bhudhi Gandaki Khola and climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hile at 1495m. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 3-4 hrs
  • 1400m/4,593ft
  • Private Vehicle

The trail up to Ulleri is very steep, but the next section up to Ghorepani ascends more gradually. You will walk the whole day through dense forests of Rhododendron, oak trees and bamboo grooves. The orchid flowers, waterfalls, streams, chirping birds and butterflies will help you to forget your weariness. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 7 hrs
  • 2,855m/ 9,366 ft

An early morning climb up to Poon Hill, 3210m will reward you with an amazing panoramic view of the sun rising on the Annapurna range. After breakfast we trek to Tadapani through dense forests; we will see monkeys, birds and other wildlife. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 5 hrs
  • 2,610m/ 8,562 ft

The trail drops down from Tadapani, through dense rhododendron forest. The route starts the long descend high above the west bank of the Modi Khola, and continues up to the village of Chhomrung. Towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South , with the Fishtail facing it across the valley. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 4hrs
  • 2,040m/6,692 ft

A descending stone staircase leads down to the Chhomrung Khola. After crossing the stream, we climb high above the Sinuwa Danda (hill), taking its west face and passing through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. To reach our day’s destination we must yet climb up to Kuldi, descend the long, steep, stone staircase and walk through a lovely bamboo forest to Dovan. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 2,550 m/8,365 ft

Gradually ascending along the valley above the Modi Khola river, we reach the Base Camp of Machhapcuhre. It is also known as Fishtail Mountain, and is one of the unclimbed mountains of the Annapurna range, because it is a holy mountain. From Machhapuchhre Base camp we get an amazing view of Annapurna I. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 3,700m/ 12,137 ft

The trail continues as a steady incline through grazing land where you will see sheep herders. The closer we get to Annapurna Base Camp the vegetation will become more sparse, and the surroundings more rocky. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by spectacular mountains. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 2-3 hrs
  • 4,130 m/13,547 ft

Wake up early morning, explore the sights of the hidden valley of Annapurna Base Camp, The trek down to Bamboo, following the same trail we went up on. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 2,340 m/7,676 ft

A five hour trek down to Jhinu where a hot spring bath is waiting for us. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • 5 hrs
  • 1,780 m/5,839 ft

Today, we will finally head back down to Nayapul, 1010 meters, where a vehicle is waiting to take us back to Pokhara. 

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Hotel
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 900 m/2,953 ft

Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu . If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.

Option: We have not included the airfare Pokhara – Kathmandu (USD $120 Per Person). The exciting half hour flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu gives you the feeling of a mountain flight, high in the Himalayas where you can see the Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. If you chose to travel to Kathmandu by flight, we give free Airport Drop and Pick up. You need to book this flight before start the trek. 

  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Hotel
  • 6 hrs
  • 1,345 m/4,412 ft
  • Tourist Bus

We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight

    What's included

    • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
    • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
    • Accommodation in Pokhara, Three nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
    • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 10 nights (Full board meals with twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
    • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
    • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
    • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.(Max 25 KG per porter)
    • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
    • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
    • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
    • Annapurna Foothill’s T-shirt.
    • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek
    • First aid medicine kit.
    • Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
    • All ground transfers Kathamndu –Pokhara-Phedi and Nayapul- Pokhara - Kathmandu.
    • All government and local taxes.

    What’s Excluded

    • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
    • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
    • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
    • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water,  boiled water and beer).
    • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
    • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.

    Availabilities

    FromToStatusPrice  
    start date25 Feb, 2020end date09 Mar, 2020Available$800

    Departure Note:

    Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

    Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

    Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

    Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 


    The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.

    We have set dates for departure to the Amazing Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

    Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

    We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

    Private Trips to Annapurna Base Camp is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

    Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking. 

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    Useful Info

    The Best Time to Do the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 

    The best seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region are spring (February to late April) and autumn (late September to late November). Winter is also possible. During winter there are very few tourists. Some people prefer this season, as they enjoy the beauty of the snow, and the environment of the remote areas without the influx of foreigners. However, if there is a lot of snow the path may be quite challenging above Dovan.

    Cultural Aspects of the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 
    The most prominent ethnic groups in the Annapurna region are the Gurungs, Thakali, and Manangba. The Gurungs are the most widely dispersed, being found from the hills of Gorkha district to as far West as Palpa. The Thakalis come from the upper Kali Gandaki Valley around Jomsom, where their traditional farming has been supplemented by trade, in particular the hotel and restaurant business.

    Annapurna Base Camp Trekking  is a Tea House/Lodge Trek

    Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

    In Kathmandu, our clients enjoy two nights in Hotel Holy Himalaya before and after heading into the remote regions.

    During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome!

    Spending Money per Day

    Although it depends on your spending habits, you should allocate US$ 10 - 15 per meal in Kathmandu. On the trek, your meals are included, but you may wish to purchase extras which are not included in your package, such as chocolate bars, Coca Cola or a beer. US$10 - 15 a day should be enough, but keep in mind the cost of all items increases proportionately with the distance from the trail head.

    Drinking Water

    While trekking, it is important to keep hydrated; you should drink at least 3 liters of water each day. In the Annapurna Region there are Euro-guard filters, so all you need is your own water bottle and you can refill it easily.  We suggest you bring a supply of water purification tablets in case Euro-guard water is not available.  We request that you avoid using bottled mineral water, as the bottles are not easily disposed of.

    Washing and Toilet facilities for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 

    Most lodges offer hot showers, though sometimes a hot shower means a bucket of hot water. You can ask your trekking guide about the availability. For ecological reasons please try and limit your use of hot water unless the water is solar-heated. Please note that at higher altitude and in colder seasons there is very little chance to have enough hot water for all the trekkers. If the water is frozen then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water. Every lodge will have some kind of hand washing facility but it is good idea to carry a bar of soap with you. Toilets are usually Asian squat style and vary in how clean they are. Normally toilets are outside the lodge but now some lodges have attached or indoor toilets. The rubbish bin in the toilet is kept for your used toilet paper.

    Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek
    You can recharge your digital camera, iPod, batteries etc. with electricity or solar power sources. You may need to buy an adaptor in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. The lodges charge a small fee per hour for recharging facilities.
    Nepal uses 220-240 volts to power your appliances. The sockets fit both round and flat plugs.

    Fitness/Health

    If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.

    Safety

    When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility. While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.

    Travel Insurance

    It is strongly recommended to be sufficiently protected when you go into remote areas. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

    Trip Grading and Suitability

    To assist you in choosing a trek and to give you an idea of what you can expect, we have categorized our trips by their level of difficulty, A is the easiest, D, the most hard. In addition to this, the levels have been sub-divided into four areas, suitability, walking times, highest altitude, terrain type, and remoteness.

    GRADE: Moderate 

    Suitability: reasonable level of fitness required.
    1. Walking times: 5-6 hours per day for up to 10 days
    2. Altitude: up to 4310m
    3. Terrain: mostly following well-travelled trails, daily ascent and descent
    4. Remoteness: reasonable level of local infrastructure, including lodge accommodation

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